Miami-Dade’s Public Schools Stand to Gain with Updated Study of Costs

State Representative Manny Diaz Jr. of Miami Lakes has proposed HB 495 requiring the state conduct a study of the District Cost Differential (DCD) every ten years.  Representative Diaz is the Chair of the House Education Appropriations Committee in the Florida House of Representatives.   In 2004, the School District Price Level Index funding formula within…

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Florida Lawmakers Ask Top State Officials to Take Displaced Puerto Rican Students

In preparation for communities to take in Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria, five Florida lawmakers are asking the state’s top education official to grant flexibility to public schools so they can accommodate additional students in the coming months. A letter sent to state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart on Monday by the lawmakers formally asked…

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Legislature File Bill to Ban Investing with Ties to Maduro

Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced on Tuesday that State Representative Manny Diaz Jr., along with two other Miami-area Republican lawmakers, have filed legislation to prohibit Florida from doing business with companies involved with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. Representative Manny Diaz Jr. is a prime-cosponsor of this bill. He along with House Speaker Pro Tempore Jeanette…

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Diaz Joins Scott for Signing of HB 7069

State Representative Manny Diaz joined Governor Rick Scott in Orlando as he signed House Bill 7069 into law.  “Today is a landmark day for education reform in Florida,” said Diaz. “I commend the Governor for continuing his steadfast support for educational choice and opportunities. Florida once again leads the nation in bold, innovative education policy. I…

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Diaz Appointed To National Education Policy Organization

House Speaker Richard Corcoran has appointed Manny Diaz to represent Florida on the Education Commission of the States. State Representative Manny Diaz announced that House Speaker Richard Corcoran has appointed him to the Education Commission of the States. The group’s mission is to work with policy leaders in each state to conduct extensive research on…

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